When natural hair is color treated, no matter how careful you are, there is still some damage involved in the process.
You are raising your hair cuticles extensively so the color can be deposited deep within your strands.
To make the color last longer and preserve the health and integrity of your curls, it is necessary to use excellent aftercare products — shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners and leave in conditioners.
The previous article covered 10 Best Shampoos for Color Treated Natural Hair as well as tips for making color treated hair last longer.
In this article, I’ll cover the 10 best deep conditioners for color treated natural hair.
When it comes to choosing deep conditioners for colored hair, you should focus on deep conditioners that contain ingredients that strengthen yet moisturize at the same time.
Ideally, you want an equal balance between protein and moisture. Too much or too little of either can make the problem worse.
13 Best Deep Conditioners for Colored Natural Hair
A favorite among naturalistas, tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask is a luxurious deep conditioner that contains softening olive oil and aloe vera leaf juice, hydrating raw honey and jojoba oil for healthy hair and scalp.
Water, raw honey, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, glutamic acid, fragrance , bis-aminopropyl dimethicone , benzyl alcohol , edta, cyclopentasiloxane , dimethicone , methylchloroisothiazolinone , methylisothiazolinone
Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner is both a protein and moisture rich deep conditioner. It restores moisture while strengthening hair at the same time.
Water/aqua/eau, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, acetyl esters, Orbygnia speciosa (babassu) nut oil, biosaccharide gum-1, Euterpe(acai)pulp oil, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, arginine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serene, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, histidine, phenylalanine, Orbignya speciosa kernel oil, Astrocaryum murumuru butter, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, dehydroacetic acid, Lavandula agustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower/leaf oil Salvia officials (sage) leaf oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, Citrus paradise(Pink Grapefruit) peel oil, Litsea cubeba (litsea cubeba) fruit oil, Mentha (spearmint) leaf oil, Benzyl alcohol.
This deep moisturizing conditioning treatment contains seaweed, algae, and sea kelp extracts, which increase moisture levels and promotes softness. It also contains gentle wheat proteins for strengthening the hair.
This deep conditioner acts as a detangler and restores elasticity to the hair. Check out the excellent reviews HERE.
Water (aqua), cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, dicetyldimonium chloride, dimethicone, hydroxyethylcellulose, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, orbignya oleifera seed oil, mauritia flexuosa fruit oil, passiflora edulis seed oil, passiflora incarnata seed oil, mica, titanium dioxide, peg-45m, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, methyl gluceth-10, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, hydrolyzed wheat protein, algae extract, sea kelp extract, lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid, triethanolamine, caramel, triethanolamine, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, blue 1 (ci 42090)
Enriched with an exclusive formula, which includes aloe vera, argan oil, and macadamia oil, this moisturizing deep conditioner also provides strengthening attributes with hydrolyzed wheat protein.
Ideal for all hair types and especially beneficial for chemically treated hair as well as cool treated hair. See more about Arvazallia Fortifying Protein Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner HERE.
Water, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone and trideceth-12 and cetrimonum chloride, cyclopentasiloxane, hydroxyethlcellulose, Parfums, Argan oil, macadamia oil. Aloe Vera extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, vitamin e, steartrimonium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, citric acid, phenoxyethanol.
The hydrating deep treatment promises to take your curls from status quo to stellar. Read in-depth reviews about the deep treatment HERE.
Water, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, hydroxypropyl guar, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, argania argan spinosa oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, biotin, silk amino acids, collagen amino acids, glycerin, panthenol, polysorbate 60, ohenoxyethanol, natural fragrance
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea All Natural Hair Masque is thick and creamy. With coconut oil, aloe vera leaf juice, shea butter, and hydrolyzed silk protein, expect your curls to be revived after one treatment. Read reviews HERE.
Water (aqua), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax nf, cetrimonium chloride, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, steareth-20, glycine soja (soybean) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrolyzed silk, sodium pca, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, fragrance (parfum), dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol
Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner contains blue-green algae, which strengthens hair, prevents thinning and hair breakage while mango butter and shea butter provide intense moisturization. See why this deep conditioner is a favorite with naturalistas HERE.
Distilled water, blue-green algae, honey, aloe vera juice, coconut oil, mango seed butter, shea butter, hemp, grapeseed, glycerin, green tea, panthenol, rose hip, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, peppermint oil, MSM, biotin, and vitamin E
You will notice a lot of these conditioners contain aloe vera leaf juice, which moisturizes and softens hair (an in-depth article on aloe vera leaf juice for natural hair coming soon).
Purified water, cetyl alcohol, octyl palmitrate, behentrimonum methosulfate, certified organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, cetearth-20, certified organic ho shu wu extract, certified organic green tea extract, certified organic chamomile extract, certified organic calendula extract, mango butter, shea butter, panthenol, soy protein, citric acid, quaternium-15.
Koils By Nature Ultra-Moisturizing Cocoaloe Deep Conditioner is packed with quinoa protein, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil and a ton of vitamins for protected, strengthened and moisturized curls.
Aqua (distilled water), aloe barbadensis (aloe leaf juice) cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), cocos nucifera oil / aloe barbadensis leaf extract (aloe butter), argania spinosa (argan oil), macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut oil), vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), *organic olea europaea (olive oil), mangifera indica (mango alphonso powder fruit extract), hydrolyzed quinoa protein, kosher vegetable glycerin, potassium sorbate , salix nigra (willow bark extract) tocopherol (vitamin e), d-panthenol (pro-vitamin b5), fragrance (parfum), citric acid.
This deep conditioner contains a botanical blend of honey, babassu oil and sage in addition to aloe vera leaf juice, olive oil, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, and silk amino acids.
You can expect Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner to deliver a treatment that penetrates deep into the hair strands.
Water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, aloe barbadensis leaf juice(aloe vera juice), honeyquat (honey), salvia officinalis (sage) leaf powder, urtica dioica ( nettle) leaf extract, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, behentrimonium methosulfate (natural detangling agent), silk amino acids(natural protein), oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, (eucalyptus) globulus leaf oil, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, orbignya oleifera seed (babassu) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, caramel, herbal and botanical blend featured ingredients: honey, babassu oil, sage.
Mane Choice Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restore Mask Treatment contains a great balance of moisturizing and strengthening ingredients. It also softens hair and makes detangling a breeze.
Aqua (purified water), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, honey extract, camellia sinensis leaf (green tea) extract, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, biotin, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, behentrimonium methosulfate (non- sulfate derived from rapeseed oil), cetrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed wheat protein, vitamin e (tocopheryl acetate), cholecalciferol (vitamin d), ascorbic acid (vitamin c), panthenol, fragrance (essential oil blend), silk amino acids, citric acid.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Color Conditioning Treatment protects color, strengthens hair and deep conditions dry curls in just 3 minutes.
Fast, quick and budget-conscious deep conditioning treatment. Read the excellent reviews for this conditioner HERE.
Water/eau, bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, stearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, fragrance/parfum, benzyl alcohol, dicetyldimonium chloride, disodium edta, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower juice, camellia oleifera leaf extract, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.
This is one of my favorite conditioners for the max hydration method because it’s so moisturizing and smells darn good too.
In addition to strengthening and moisturizing ingredients, this deep conditioner also contains lemongrass and burdock root, which help soothe scalp irritation as well.
Serious pampering for your curls with these deep conditioners. It’s available in 3 different scents too.
Water (aqua) infused with equisetum maximum lam (horsetail), mentha piperita (peppermint), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), laurus nobilis (bay leaf), ocimum basilicum (basil), arctium lappa (burdock root), althaea officinalis (marshmallow root), origanum vulgare (oregano), cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass), thymus vulgaris (thyme), salvia officinalis (sage) and urtica dioica (nettle); behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, soy lecithin, citrus sinensis var. dulcis (orange) oil (and) lavandula officinalis (lavender) oil (and) citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil; diazolidinyl urea (and) iodopropynyl butylcarbamate.
Be sure to use a suitable hair steamer to enhance the benefits of these deep conditioners.
Read Hair Steamers for Natural Hair for best hair steaming practices and a selection of excellent hair steamers for natural hair.
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Abi delved into the world of hair care after suffering from a bout of severe hair loss. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Natural Oils for Hair and Health, as well as the writer of the Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the creator of the The Self-Empowerment Network Portal. Read more…